An ancient mystery in Runeterra

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Celebi

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05-08-2013

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Originally Posted by Explorer Ezreal View Post
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You can carve plenty of interesting things out of the Freljord's ice. That place has always been a battleground, so I wouldn't have thought twice about digging up a dagger like this one if it weren't for two things. One: check out the etching in the metal. Look closely enough and you'll see the same serrated design found in the rest of these relics. Two, well… the dagger's hilt is carved from human bone.

Here's where it gets more interesting. The tribesmen of that region say the figure on the blade is a legend, a “warrior-savior” who appeared during a battle against a hated rival tribe several years ago. They'd almost lost the battle, but the warrior appeared and led them to a crushing victory over their enemies. They left no one alive, but when the tribesmen went to celebrate with their champion, he'd already vanished. They say that - in his memory - they took the bones of their enemies as trophies.

It sounds like a similar story to the one from the Shuriman tomb. Both tell of a warrior who appeared and turned the tide of a great battle… but at a gruesome cost.

What cost? He helps the losing side win, there is no cost, they didn't owe him anything as he'd vanished before they could thank and celebrate with him...


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Mizuen

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05-08-2013

A support that uses health for his abilities?


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Rustmaker

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05-08-2013

So he turns the tides of fights at the cost of leaving none of the enemies alive (or maybe the "cost" hasn't been directly specified yet)? Very cool, but I guess that makes Tryndamere a rare exception to have actually fought against him and be spared.


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Kurteous

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05-08-2013

Would Zilean know anything about this character. Surely he has come across him in his time travels


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br00tal757

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05-08-2013

If Zac doesn't get a suit soon I'm flipping tables.


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GatorSalad

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05-08-2013

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it doesn't say anything about a cost, though..

Ezreal, what are you not telling here. You know the ultimate, you know it has a cost, why else.
I think he means that they only received help after nearly losing the battle. lots of people likely died before getting his blessing.

My best guess as to how this will transfer into the game is that the new champion will empower teammates if they are low on health, or something similar.


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Mrponki

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05-08-2013

It is Kassadin


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Valixes

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05-08-2013

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Some would consider a warrior who leads an army against overwhelming odds a hero, but there's so much bloodshed in these stories...
It's how he feeds.
By helping a side that's lost so many, only in their hour of dire need, he has ensured that both sides of the conflict incur as many casualties as possible.


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WindUpMage

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05-08-2013

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Some would consider a warrior who leads an army against overwhelming odds a hero, but there's so much bloodshed in these stories...
sometimes a hero must go to any length to save others and im still saying possession


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Shad Croly

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05-08-2013

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Some would consider a warrior who leads an army against overwhelming odds a hero, but there's so much bloodshed in these stories...
Not all heroes are, well... nice. That's why there's such a thing as anti-heroes.